Preach to the Ignorant, the Doubtful, and Sinners

Mark Dever | February 25, 2010

Series: 9Marks Top 100

I often hear the question, “how do you apply the text in an expositional sermon?” Behind this question may be many questionable assumptions. The questioner may be remembering “expositional” sermons he has heard (or maybe preached) that were no different from some Bible lectures at seminary—well-structured and accurate but demonstrating little godly urgency or pastoral wisdom. These expositional sermons may have had little if any application. On the other hand, the questioner may simply not know how to recognize application when he hears it.

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